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Flip flop

Flip flop

a term used to describe the coordinated transfer of two phospholipid molecules from opposite sides of a lipid bilayer membrane. Now used to mean the passage of a phospholipid species from one lamella of a lipid bilayer membrane to the other.


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Re: Depolarization = ion channel opening?

... is a threshold voltage that switches the state of what I found to be a flip-flop. The circuit is also called a "monostable multivibrator".

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by GaryGaulin
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:01 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Depolarization = ion channel opening?
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Views: 658

Fluid mosaic model

... the fluid mosaic model of membrane structure________: A) phospholipids flip-flop between the bilayers to maintain fluidity. B) proteins form a coat on the outer and inner ...

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by hannahzarzar
Thu May 19, 2011 12:04 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Fluid mosaic model
Replies: 3
Views: 8061

Cellulose-Glycogen

... to explain futher. The beta-glucose in the cellulose are arranged in a flip-flop manner in the long chain of cellulose. This strengthen the glycosidic bonds between the ...

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by Tan Tze Chein
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:02 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cellulose-Glycogen
Replies: 11
Views: 15708

Endocytosis

... cytoskeleton gives the shape it's shape and contributes to mobility. Flip-flop is the movement of lipids from one side of the bilayer to the other. It requires ATP and ...

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by MrMistery
Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Endocytosis
Replies: 8
Views: 3991

Endocytosis

... the enzymes it formes are only put on the outer membrane, so without flipases the membranes would lose it's integrity. This as a counter argument for the people who say "flip-flop is rare so we don't have to learn about it" Regards, Andrew

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by MrMistery
Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Endocytosis
Replies: 8
Views: 3991
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